How did I spend my St. Patty's Day?
Well I am not a green beer drinker.
Or any-color-beer-drinker for that matter.
But I can still have a great day to
celebrate the day everyone
This, Susan, is how I celebrated!
I made a four-layer-various-shades-of-green-cake.
It was really just a white cake, flavored with almond and
levels of green food color.
I had made the rainbow cake last year,
so I wanted to be different this year.
And since I did not have a rainbow cake this year,
I made a rainbow out of fresh fruit.
I would say this was equally as good as the rainbow cake
that I made last year.
Well, at least just as good...
in a totally different way.
Roy G. Biv looks beautiful as fruit too.
(For those of you that don't know who/what Roy G. Biv is.......
It is the way to remember the order of the rainbow. Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet.)
Sometimes you have to combine Indigo and Violet when cooking/eating!
We had rainbow suckers that mingled with the shamrocks.
And were protected by the leprechaun!
We found the pot of gold ....
That were really big chocolate pieces.
Perfect gold! hmmmmmm!!!
We looked at some of our heirlooms from Ireland.
We talked about the family...
the O'Connor's and the Flanagan's.
We ate some more four-layer-of-varied-green-Irish-cake.
Did I mention it was delicious?
Did I mention it was topped with homemade buttercream icing.
Flavored with almond extract.
And gobbed between the four-various-green-colored-layers.
My mom even
liked loved it so much, she took some home.
|(Five of the nine Flanagan children....Gertrude, Roselou, Aloyicious, Howard)|
And we went through family photographs
and tried to remember all the
used to say.
By far, my favorite, that I repeat over and over and over
"If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough."
And this Irish girl had a very Irish-kinda-day.
I'm linking this with Show and Tell Saturday at Naps on the Porch and